Apologies for the long gap since last time – but I am still here! The autumn and lead up to Christmas are always crazily busy for me processing all the mail orders and attending Christmas fairs with my wares. In the New Year I then go straight into getting next year’s calendars ready - the Newlyn Artists 2014 calendar will be back from the printers this week, in time for the opening of the Summer in February exhibition at Penlee House Gallery , Penzance on Saturday (Summer in February is a novel about goings on in the Newlyn and Lamorna artists colony prior to the First World War, the novel has been made into a feature film of the same name due to be released in June of this year, filmed in West Cornwall last year). The Evocative Cornwall 2014 calendar goes to print today and will be back in time for Easter – no time for slacking in the calendar business! The website will be updated very soon, so you can have a look.
I have been thinking about some new Evocative Cornwall products and am considering doing a 1000 piece Evocative Cornwall jigsaw – what do you think, good idea or not?
I visited my son Michael in Liverpool last weekend. He is in his final year of his Creative Writing degree and continues to write fantastic poems – this is not just my mother’s bias, honestly – recently he was one of a handful of student poets who were selected for a prize/commendation in the Poetry Book Society student poetry competition - the T S Eliot Poetry prize is the other competition run by the Poetry Book Society, so its big time poetry recognition. You can have a read of Michael’s poem on their websitewww.poetrybooks.co.uk. The book Upon High Hedges, with Michael’s poems and my photos is available on the Evocative Cornwall website – it may be a collectors item one day, who knows!
We had some fantastic weather and light whilst in Liverpool, so I got some good shots around the docks early one morning – it was so still, the reflections were incredible. Here are couple for you to see. I’ll be back again soon – and apologies once again for the long gap.